Saturday, July 31, 2010

Just beat iiiiit!

Imagine me rocking out to Michael Jackson's song... Wait, don't.

But do think about this: which works better for you - hand mixing with a whisk or using an electric hand mixer?

Honestly, I like both. I used to work as a waitress for several years, and I have built up a strong muscle in my wrist from carrying large trays of food. Hand mixing doesn't bother me, and it helps me feel like I really baked the cake from scratch, even if it's really a cake mix from a box.

Using an electric hand mixer is usually my first choice, though. I find that the electric hand mixer adds a lot more air to my cakes to make them fluffier than hand mixing can for me.

What are your thoughts? Do you have a strong opinion on which you prefer to use? Dish it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy birthday to my mom!

I made this cake for my mom's birthday. Strangely, when I was deciding on what design to make for my mom's cake, I realized I hadn't used my new Wilton square cake pans. I know. How is that possible? These pans are very nice to use - they baked the cake evenly. Stay tuned for a unique step-by-step process on how this cake came to be.